I am waiting for a green light
Abdullah Ocalan, 27.05.2011 Imrali
During my recent talks here with the committee, I’ve been trying and making an effort for the initiation of a democratic solution method which disables method of armed struggle and includes a disarmament process. I am waiting for a green light. Should we receive a result from the talks with the committee; the way will be opened for a democratic solution. Our talks will continue till the elections and we will probably have one more meeting at the beginning of June when I will present more concrete and practical proposals to the committee. In case of receiving a positive response to my proposals and a more positive approach and a decision for a democratic solution from state's strategic leadership, I will then play my part in a more meaningful way. I will never evade any responsibility in such a case.
I want everyone to know that I will do my part. In case of the acceptance of my proposals and reaching an agreement about democratic solution, I will start my works and studies here for the peaceful solution. In such a case, the conditions need to be created for conducting the study more comfortably. All these works cannot be conducted through an hour’s talks a week like now. I will need to have talks with the actors of the problem, with BDP (Peace and Democracy Party) and with everyone. Productive communication conditions need to be created so that I can do my part in a better way. Under the condition of meeting these circumstances, I will work through peace and spend all my time on these works here.
I justify my statements on my withdrawal from the process as of June 15 with the following reasons;
1- AKP’s attributing its own hegemonic power to me, its try to keep its government alive over me,
2- The non ideological and unorganized political understanding of Kurdish politics,
3- The method of guerrilla which conflicts and has no concern with military strategic-tactical methods.
For these three reasons, my taking a part in the existing conditions would be of no importance and I need to be relieved of the burdens and knots on me. This is what I mean with my withdrawal from the process as of June 15. I am not telling anyone to rage and destroy after June 15.
I also want to call out to the guerrilla; it is supposed that I continue peace and the ceasefire here. I didn’t provide peace or ceasefire here. The army disregards the ceasefire as it is attacking with all kinds of technical tools and using chemical weapons and unmanned aerial vehicles, such as in Afghanistan. The guerrilla needs to take the necessary measures against all these attacks as peace or ceasefire is not in question. What I am trying to do is, basing on my experiences, to show the path to be taken for the solution. I am trying to show the way which is the right one in my opinion and I am trying to procure acceptance.
The guerrilla must determine their own practical leadership and own methods of struggle according to their concrete conditions and they must move accordingly.
In case of my receiving positive results from the talks held here, a new process will begin here after June 15; the process of an unarmed democratic solution. And should we receive no positive developments, after June 15 will be different for everyone, this must be known. Everyone must play its own role in this case. If the state doesn’t take any step in this direction and if the choice of democratic solution fails, there will a conflict process with two governances. The first governance is the democratic autonomy which consists of not only Kurds, but also the power of an organization including Black Sea, Thrace, Aegean and all regions in Turkey. And the second governance is the hegemonic power of the AKP. In case of the failure of a democratic solution chance, a conflict will be inevitable between these two powers. The conflict to emerge will not be the conflict of Turks and Kurds; it will be a conflict between democratic autonomous powers and the government forces of the AKP. I'm not threatening here; I am making a sociological evaluation. During the war of these two governances, I don’t know where the CHP (Republican People’s Party), MHP(Nationalist Movement Party) and Ergenekon will take place or glide through. I have no idea what their positions will be or what they will do, I do not care either.”